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500$-600$ budget gaming pc

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January 26, 2013 9:46:46 AM

Hi guys. I'm new here and I'm kinda confused with AMD vs Intel. Nvidia vs AMD Radeon. I wanna play BF3 with my friends but I have a limited budget. :(  I currently have a laptop (Acer Aspire 4755G) i7-2670QM, 4GB RAM and 2 GB gt540m. but average fps is about 30fps(low settings).


Approximate Purchase Date:First Week of February
Budget Range:500$ - 600$
System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming,Programming,Photo Editing,Video Editing
Parts Not Required:I need all parts in a set.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:If possible, please suggest shops here in my place(Philippines)
Country: Philippines
Parts Preferences:
Overclocking:If this would help, then let's OC. But i'm noob. :D 
SLI or Crossfire:No
Monitor Resolution: No Monitor Yet
Additional Comments:All peripherals included in the budget.

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January 26, 2013 9:51:47 AM

If you could recommend a site where you are that you can trust then that would really help people to recommend things.
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January 26, 2013 12:05:24 PM

im in the same position, i have about £300 to do it, i dont know whats most important, processor, hard drive or RAM :S
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January 26, 2013 12:20:40 PM

hey i am trying to build you one please wait
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January 26, 2013 12:22:00 PM

processor is more important
since it is a budget pc got to go with amd
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January 26, 2013 12:27:34 PM

but hey if you r interested i am selling a gaming pc for 500 dollars i am in england so shipping is pricey. i add up all that parts i have in my system and it cost 900 dollars it is 3 years old give a few months. but if not i will cont to help you find parts
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January 26, 2013 1:02:32 PM

i wanna buy here in my place. and i want brand new. :) 
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January 26, 2013 1:06:20 PM

just a quick q do you have a mouse or keyboard
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January 26, 2013 1:20:10 PM

ok man this is what i came up with for u it is all name brand stuff capable of playing games on med to high graphics has usb 3.0 and supports windows 7 and u can upgrade the ram if you want in the future and you van overclock if you wanted to try it but i would not lol so i recommend to go to ebay and look for these parts or parts sim to the ones i posted for you i hope i helped you out

oh and the mobo has a good sound chip on board,





NZXT Tempest 210 CA-TP210-01 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (44)

ASRock 970 PRO3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (74)

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P4-2652-KR GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI
Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (119)

Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-450 450W Continuous @ 50°C, 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V ... (69)

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX (104)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL (25)

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (64)

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM (16)

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January 26, 2013 1:20:55 PM

also this is without the os
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January 26, 2013 3:56:12 PM

just follow my part guide line it the above on the link i gave you and you should be ok some parts on the site are cheaper so you might get more for your money if you got any Q just message me ill help as much as i can.
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January 27, 2013 8:33:05 AM

there's a 13,000 Php (approx. 317$) in my place. i3-3220. 4gb ddr3 ram. 600w power supply. casing included. dvd-rom. keyboard, mouse and speaker already.. you guess i can allot the 200$ - 300$ for monitor and video card? what can you suggest?
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January 27, 2013 9:14:47 AM

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

now keep in mind a few things you have to make sure that the power supply has enough connectors pci-e 3.0x16 and that it can fit in your case. plus since the mobo is a cheap one make sure you can put a pcie card on it and it supports the card. which it should but make sure.

but over all its not to bad.

get a 1920x1080 monitor 18 inch and a better mouse and you should be set or a budget pc.

you will be able to play all games on med some on high with lowered fps. just dont go below 30fps on any game you play.
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January 27, 2013 9:20:11 AM

but i would still build it for scratch so you know it will be all capable with each other. just ask the store clerk if it can support what you want to do.
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February 6, 2013 9:37:15 AM

i'm back and my date of purchase is moved to april or may. can someone help me get a decent gaming build which can play BF3 with the sites that are available in the Philippines? Thanks in advance!
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February 6, 2013 3:25:51 PM

captchillz said:
i'm back and my date of purchase is moved to april or may. can someone help me get a decent gaming build which can play BF3 with the sites that are available in the Philippines? Thanks in advance!



The problem with planning a buy that far in the future is how often prices change. I had a $750 build plotted out last week, got sick and didn't order anything, come back on Monday ready to purchase, and the price had shot up over $100. :fou: 

Your best bet between now and then is to just read up on things, keep an eye on prices, watch for new tech to come out, and ask again closer to when you are ready to buy.
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April 21, 2013 9:06:10 PM

Keep in mind Battlefield 4 is due late this year and it is sponsored by AMD, meaning it is likely to run better on a Radeon card. So for 500-600 dollars You wanted a PC with a copy of windows 7 I assume? I won't include a keyboard and mouse, but keep in mind that a gaming mouse can REALLY help.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Sfzz
I went a little over budget but I included a copy of windows 7 and a graphics card that will happily run bf3 and bf4 :) 
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